DCLG denies it wants to end allotment obligation

Government department challenges petition on allotments

The Department of Communities and Local Government has denied it is seeking to "free" councils from having to provide allotments under the 1911 Allotments Act.

There is also an ongoing petition that has reached 10,000 signatures at claiming DCLG secretary of state Eric Pickles is examining local authority plans to free them from having to provide plots under the 1911 Allotment Act.

But the DCLG said: "This is completely untrue. We have no plans to change statutory duties on allotments, and ministers have been crystal clear on this in statements to Parliament. Instead, we have recently issued new guidance on allotments which strengthens protection for allotments."


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